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Nigeria: Babajide Olatunji’s Photorealistic Art
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Arts, Culture and Sport Nigeria: Babajide Olatunji’s Photorealistic Art

Babajide Olatunji (27) is a Nigerian visual artist and autodidact who works from Ile Ife and born in Okitipupa. At a glance you would think his art is in fact photography. Olatunji spent many years of self-directed study researching art historical movements and modes of production. Speaking to This Is Africa, Olatunji said his art has always been a part of his life. His earliest influence was watching his elder brother create cartoon characters and smileys. Visualization and creating sketches were to him, the best ways he could understand the world around him.

Greetings From The Breathtaking Vamizi Island in Mozambique.
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Arts, Culture and Sport Greetings From The Breathtaking Vamizi Island in Mozambique.

Vamizi Island is situated in the far north of Mozambique in the Quirimbas Archipelago. It is recognised as one of the leading luxury private islands and conservation projects on the continent and the Indian Ocean. The whale-shaped ocean has also been described by several visitors as it one of the best and most exclusive beach getaways. Today let’s see breathtaking images of this island voted into the ‘World’s Top 100 Awards’ by the CondeNast Traveller.

Greetings from Zimbabwe’s Deep Blue Wonder
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Arts, Culture and Sport Greetings from Zimbabwe’s Deep Blue Wonder

Today we are at the Chinhoyi Caves, a group of limestone and dolomite caves situated in north central Zimbabwe. The caves are an enigma with a rich history because of their silent blue pool. Most interestingly are the legends surrounding the history of the pool, this together with the deepness and stillness of the water causes the area to have an eerie atmosphere around it.

Victor Ehikhamenor – Through Sweat, Tears and Pain
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Arts, Culture and Sport Victor Ehikhamenor – Through Sweat, Tears and Pain

A self-taught artist, Victor Ehikhamenor is one of Nigeria’s respected artists. Ehikhamenor holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) and an MSc in Information Systems, both, from the University of Maryland. He has become, in the nine years since his return from a 15-year sojourn in the US, one of Nigeria’s best known and most sought after contemporary artists.